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Ask God to give you himself
Pastor Daron Lindemann
by Pastor Daron Lindemann
May 7, 2022

“Enough about me; tell me more about you.”

The desire to get to know someone more deeply signifies that a relationship is there. It’s growing and enjoyable.

God, who knows everything about you, still can’t get enough of your prayers. It’s like a parent asking his one-year-old, “What does the lion say?” Even though the kiddo knows the answer and the parent knows the answer, the parent loves hearing it. Relationship. Growth. Joy!

And so the apostle Paul prayed for believers to love getting closer to God: “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better” (Ephesians 1:17).

One of the blessings of prayer is getting to know God better. Picture yourself jumping up on your heavenly Father’s lap because he wants to hold you for a while and tell you a story. Without you squirming away.

I can still remember my grandpa scooping me up on his lap. I can smell his cheap cologne. Feel his strong hands. See his smile up close. All of it created pleasant memories. Intimacy. Closeness. 

Prayer is more than a duty or a transaction. Make your prayers more than just asking God to give you things. Ask him to give you himself. 

Thank him for being him. Praise him for his true words. Enjoy him because of his character. Spend time with him, rejoicing in his promises.

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